PDP will not change its name - Sule Lamido

By Ummi Ismaeel-Minna

Buhari's Undisguised Weapon to Win Nigeria Vote: Incumbency

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s party may be wracked by defections and his battles against corruption and an Islamist rebellion under fire, but he has one crucial advantage in securing re-election: incumbency.

The 75-year-old leader is going to need all the tools available to repeat his 2015 victory -- the first time an opposition party won power at the ballot box in Africa’s biggest oil producer. At his disposal, analysts say, is a record with some policy successes, as well as the state power to reward or punish.

Defection: Court asked to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

…. Judge restrains Saraki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja was yesterday asked to declare the seat of Senator Godswill Akpabio at the Senate vacant and order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a byelection within 90 days into the vacant seat. That was even as another an FCT High Court sitting in Bwari restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring Akpabio’s seat vacant.

Vote out APC, Buhari over insecurity, economic mismanagement, Atiku tells supporters in Enugu

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar appealed to Nigerians to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration under President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 general elections, even as he promised to unite the country and save her from the jaws of insecurity and economic mismanagement.

Abubakar spoke while addressing members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), party stakeholders and several support groups at the Enugu state office of PDP, ahead of the national convention of the party to select its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.

Unakalamba woos Imo people to support Madumere

A frontline aspirant to represent Mbaitoli-Ikeduru in the House of Representatives, National Assembly, Chief Ambrose Unakalamba, has called on the people of Imo State to support  Prince Eze Madumere, the present deputy governor of Imo State, to succeed the incumbent governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, in 2019.

  He described the deputy governor as “the most experienced and most qualified” to take the state to the next level.

  Unakalamba made the appeal after a court session in Imo State High Court, Owerri, Imo State on Wednesday.

Peter Obi’s leadership resonates in Regina Pacis girls’ victory

By Ikechukwu Amaechi

In recent months, particularly in the wake of the utter chaos in the country, I have found myself going back again and again to the all-important question of leadership.

Why is Nigeria plumbing the depths of retrogression? Why is the country descending into anarchy even as the leaders continue to fiddle?


I regret joining APC, says Nigeria’s ex-envoy to S’Africa

By Ummu Ismaeel,
Nigeria’s immediate past Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Ahmed Musa Ibeto, has said that one of his regrets in the past three years was defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the platform that brought him to political limelight, for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Ibeto, who was the deputy to the former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, however, promised not to truncate but to uphold the PDP’s zoning arrangements by serving for only one term if voted into office in 2019.

How APC won Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election

By Rita Michael

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawal Yahaya Gumau, as the winner of the Bauchi South Senatorial Bye-election.
The Returning Officer for Bauchi South Bye-election, Prof Ahmed Sarki Fagam, announced the result at INEC headquarters in Bauchi on Sunday.
He disclosed that Yahaya polled total votes of 119,489 to defeat the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ladan Saliu, who polled a total number of 50,256.

National Assembly won’t reconvene on Tuesday – Namdas

The National Assembly will not reconvene on Tuesday, contrary to the announcement made last week by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Abdul-Razak Namdas, confirmed to Channels Television that the House would not be reconvening because there was no firm decision to that effect.

Namdas, who was a guest on Channels Television’s political programme Politics Today on Monday, said, “We are working towards resumption but not tomorrow (Tuesday) specifically.

Osinbajo at Enugu

Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo being received on arrival at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu by Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, RT. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwyanyi, Saturday. With them is Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo (left).